|Mobile Practitioners, this one is for you! If you see the vast majority of your clients out and about and you have to pay for parking, this week's video will help you reduce the stress and time involved with visiting your clients.|
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Hi, it's Gail Bennell here. Today, I'm sharing with you a quick time-saving, stress-saving private practice tip for mobile practitioners. Now I see the vast majority of my clients when I'm out and about, and that's usually at their house, but sometimes, it might be in the city or somewhere else where I have to pay for parking.
Now I could be a cheapskate and try and find the cheapest parking and walk for miles, but I generally don't have time for that, and doing that would make me more stressful and give me a lot more decisions to make throughout my day. I could just pay for the parking with coins in my purse and car, but I have a very bad habit of not having any coins anywhere at all.
My husband fills up my car with coins for parking 'cause he hates it that I have no coins. Some machines do take credit cards, which is really great, but I found a really super app that works on a lot of the parking meters around here that lets me use the app, I enter the code, and as I'm walking away, I just press Finish, and it charges my credit card and I don't have to think about it again. Now I don't even have to put, these are for the machines that you often have to put a ticket in your car, you don't even have to put a ticket in your car. So you don't have to go back to your car.
For me, this is the ultimate time-saving, stress-saving habit that I've got myself into. I know that I can always pay for my parking, and as a little hint, I always put a little bit extra in. If I am not quite sure how long things are going to be, I put an extra half hour on just in case so that I can rest easy while I'm in my meeting to know that I'm not going to get a very expensive ticket.
I only have to pay an extra dollar or two just to cover fees, which is a complete peace of mind. I don't have to get back to the car and have that feeling of, "I'm such an idiot. "I've got a parking ticket," and have to pay that. It's been an absolute life-saver for me. It's really made a difference to the way that I work and the stress that I have as a mobile practitioner.
What are some of the ways that you save time and stress while you are out and about on your mobile home visits? I'd love to find out. Share with us, so as a community, we can all learn together how to provide a really sustainable, thriving private practice that means less stress for you and better service for your clients and more time with your family.
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